Health care in Noord-Brabant (NL), cluster policy in Lower-Austria (A), youth entrepreneurship in Wielkopolska (PL), Industrial policy in Västra Götaland (S), open innovation in Tampere (FIN), public sector modernisation in Slaskie (PL). 5 countries, 6 regions, 6 policy areas where innovation has made the difference and that the AER was the first to acknowledge as pioneers. On 5 November, representatives from these 6 regions presented what had become of their project. The good news? All the projects still run and most of them have been incorporated into the regional policy environment. All the winners praised the credibility that the prize brought to their project, within and outside of their region, and how it helped foster political backing for the project. The current call for application to the 2013 Regional Innovation edition Award runs until 6 December.